Christmas is just right around the corner. The best thing besides living in the best place on earth, are the awesome Christmas events that happen every year! If you don’t know what to do with your family/friends yet, check out the following list to start planning out your holiday!
1. The Mission Inn Festival of Lights
Every year this famous hotel gets completely decked out in Christmas lights and it creates a unique and free night for the whole family to enjoy called The Festival of Lights.
Location: Riverside, CA
2. Ice Skating at Pershing Square in Los Angeles or Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
(Pershing Square, Los Angeles)
(Hotel Del, San Diego)
Usually open from mid-November to mid-January this vast ice rink right in the center of LA is in its 15th season of bringing cold weather fun to sunny Southern California. This is a great place to hang out with friends, enjoy Christmas Concerts and events and ice skate for only $6 for an hour and $2 for skate rentals.
Pershing Square LA website: http://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/
Hotel Del Coronado SD website: https://hoteldel.com/activities/skating/
3. Griffith Park Holiday Train Ride
For $4 a person you can head over to the Griffith Park Trains and take a 10-minute ride around the 1-mile track. The track is filled with Christmas lights and other things to look at and the train goes slow, providing a lot of time to look around.
4. Robolights in Palm Springs
Robolights is an 8.4 million light display on 4 acres in Palm Springs. It is full of strange statues and impressive creations.
5. Newport Boat Parade (December 13-17, 2017)
Called one of the ten best holiday happenings in the United States, the Newport Boat Parade is a truly unique event. Every year people have participated by designing their million dollar yachts to enter them into this four-day parade.
6. LA Zoo Lights
The zoo itself is good sized and there are a lot places to explore. Many of the walkways are filled to the brim with lights and there is music and a water show on the property.
7. The Queen Mary Chill
Chill is a winter wonderland located right next to the Queen Mary. Each year they have a different theme and it has ranged from A Christmas Carol made of ice sculptures in 2015 to a digital immersive exhibit on Alice and Wonderland in 2016. They also have ice tubing, ice skating a North Pole village and a giant rocking horse, among other attractions.
8. Balboa Park December Nights (Dec 1 & 2, 2017)
For the 39th consecutive year, Balboa Park becomes a beacon for Christmas in San Diego. Located in El Prado, this event is visited by over 300,000 people each year and features dozens of vendors, concerts, food and entertainment. The museums also open their doors free of charge for a few hours during the event.
9. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios
Knotts Berry Farm: https://www.knotts.com/play/merry-farm
Universal Studios: https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/things-to-do/events-and-seasonal-activities/christmas-in-the-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter/
We at UniAmerica Insurance would like to wish you and your family a safe and merry holiday!
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